520-520 838-2528
Fax: 520-520 838-2575
111 S. Church Ave.,
P.O. Box 31 Tucson, AZ 85702

Msgr. Albert Schifano,
Moderator of the Curia
msgr.schifano@diotuc.org
Danielle Palmas,
Executive Assistant for Corporate Matters
dpalmas@diocesetucson.org


The curia of a diocese are those institutions (offices and departments) and persons that assist the bishop in the governance of the diocese, especially in guiding pastoral action, in caring for the administration of the diocese, and in exercising judicial power. The principal officials of a diocesan curia are the Vicars General, the Chancellor, the officials of the diocesan Tribunal (or court), examiners, consultors, auditors, and notaries.

The Moderator of the Curia is charged by the Bishop of Tucson with the responsibility for achieving the most efficient use of staff, facilities, equipment, administrative systems, and all other resources of the Administrative Offices of the Diocese of Tucson and for the monitoring of the progress and accountability of all budgets and all projects and assignments that are given to or initiated by the Administrative Offices.

The mission of the Moderator of the Curia is to coordinate activities concerning Administrative and Corporate Matters and to ensure that the personnel of the Curia properly fulfill the offices and responsibilities entrusted to them.